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“Don't go past the 1st page.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coopers Hotel

Coopers Hotel
221 King St. Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 3461
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Ranked #682 of 5,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Encapsulating Newtown chic, The Cooper's Hotel transcends from your homely local to a sophisticated bistro and deck bar. Celebrating Inner city life we are as diverse as our community. Our staff; their creations, service & energy tell the story of urbanity. Soak up the sun or sit under the stars in our Rooftop Garden, enjoy an array of delicious cocktails, finely selected wines and craft beers from our Garden Bar, or delight your tastebuds with some of our delectable tapas share plates and mains.
Sydney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Don't go past the 1st page.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

4 of us went to Coopers for a pub meal on Monday night, and didn't get past the 1st page of the menu. We were sold by the sound of their tapas share menu to the point we brought every dish (except the olives) plus the spicy chicken wings.
There was no way we could have been disappointed with result of our decision, and I'm extremely happy to say we were not.
What a fantastic meal, the calamari was to die for, as was the arancini balls, the chicken next to these dishes was left wanting, but still satisfying to say the least.
A great meal topped of with a nice wine, there was not a complaint to be made. Well done the the kitchen for a great meal, thanks

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CrystalPhillips88, Manager at Coopers Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Hi Jordo,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!
Our Tapas are a recent addition to our menu and it's great to see our customers enjoying them. The arancini are a favourite of mine as well, but if you didn't get to order the dumplings you should come back and give them a try as well, they are absolutely delicious!

Thanks again for the kind words, I have passed your thanks on to our Head Chef and kitchen staff.

Crystal
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“great pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I must admit I am a regular here. The service is friendly and the food is above standard.
There are good pub classics but there are other dishes that are more adventurous without being pretentious or overly expensive. I recommend this hotel!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CrystalPhillips88, Manager at Coopers Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Thanks for the review!
We love hearing from our customers, particularly our regular patrons.

You have pretty much summed up what we try to achieve here at the Cooper's; everyone's delicious pub favourites, as well as serving up something a bit different and special that pushes the boundaries of regular pub grub.
It's great to see we are hitting the mark, thanks for the feedback!

Crystal
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Moruya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Food Offering and Quality Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went with a group of 12 on a Tuesday night. after a long day conferencing we were looking forward to a great selection of beers and some superb food - recommended by a local,
We weren't disappointed - they have just changed the menu - the food is some of the best I have had in Sydney - and not your normal pub food. They had a good selection of fresh craft beers - they already had the new Hop Thief 6 on tap and my new favourite Kosciousko Pale Ale.
Great helpful friendly staff - top night Thank you from all of us.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CrystalPhillips88, Manager at Coopers Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us!

It's so wonderful to hear that you were happy with the recommendation to come and visit us for dinner! We do change the menu, it's seasonal so I believe you would have been sitting down to our winter menu. We'll be changing it again for Summer, but we've also recently introduced some tapas items on to our menu which you should come and try, they are delicious! Also great to hear you enjoyed our craft beer selection, we try to keep it fresh by changing it up every so often with new crafts that are coming out.

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon!
Crystal
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It doesn't look much from the outside but upstairs is amazing. I went with my daughter on a recent trip and the food was sensational. I had fish (real fish, not some wet watery frozen stuff) and my daughter had the steak - in hindsight, we ought to have shared the steak cause it was huge, and cooked to perfection. The only dampener was you paid for your food (Eptpos) and then drinks needed to be paid for at another counter where there's a $20 minimum. If you only want a glass of wine with your meal, you're better of buying a few.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CrystalPhillips88, Manager at Coopers Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
You're spot on, our venue is a little deceiving from the outside, but I'm glad you found our Rooftop Garden - it's a great little spot. Thank you for your kind words about the quality of our food. We really do pride ourselves on producing and delivering dishes of the highest standard, so it's really great to hear what you thought of your experience with us. And you can now order and pay for your meals at the same counter, so if you were to come again we would be able to do it nice and easily for you.

Thanks again for the lovely words, hopefully you join us again soon!
Crystal
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“nice food and service. good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

i think this place may be under new management or really lifted their game. i have been coming here regularly for a few years and about 2 years ago the food and service really went downhill.
But coming here again recently both food and service levels were back up to scratch.
they've really streamlined the menu and it changes seasonally. I had a grillled mulloway with stuffed baby calamari and it was absolutely delicious. I recommend this place for a nice easy, casual meal thats big on taste and effort thats not too pricey!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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